I hope this post finds you well. As I have a long day of work ahead of me, I thought that I would be a bore and give you a progress report.
Well, I have been a vegetarian for over a week now. I can honestly say that I have not craved meat or gelatin(e) products at all. The day I walked past the chicken and bacon sandwiches in M&S, un-tempted, was the moment I realised that I was a changed asparagus.
Due to essays, work and somehow trying to squeeze in a social life, you won’t be seeing any recipes from me until Autumn term has finished. My diet over the past week has not been varied — unless you count Quorn in three different forms as varied. Breakfast didn’t change upon becoming a veggie: two Weetabix set me up perfectly for the day. I have eaten a lot of vegetables, mainly carrots and green beans. My beloved pineapple has made a daily appearance (I shall tell you more about my love for the magnificent pineapple soon). Aside from breakfast, I generally avoid carbs — I do not wish to be a veggie who survives solely on pasta or toast. This uninspiring diet would be a problem for any ‘foodies’ out there. I, on the other hand, am quite content. As you may have noticed from day three’s post (https://sillyasparagus.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/day-3-the-response/), food is not my best friend. For the sake of my wellbeing, and before the food police start their onslaught, I will start to vary what I eat. But, I did try an avocado this week, how much more adventurous can an asparagus get?!
Unfortunately, giving up meat has not made me resemble veggie Alexa Chung in any way. Although, there has been an improvement to my skin. Blemishes and spots on my face have been causing me confidence issues for months. However, since eradicating meat from my diet and cutting down on dairy products (mainly cheese), my skin has started to clear up — don’t get me wrong, it is still by no means perfect. I think I should get in touch with Channel 4’s ‘Food Hospital’ to report my findings.
Generally, I am feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I do not feel that I am depriving myself of anything. I am not feeling weak or tired (like I was told I would feel). Instead, I am energised and positive.
“Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.” — Albert Einstein
the silly asparagus.